Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a fun way to celebrate National Meatball Day (3/9) and a fun twist on the classic recipe. Serve these meatballs as a party appetizer or simmer in spaghetti sauce and serve over pasta.
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Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Combine the meat, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic, onion, blackpepper, parsley and basil in a bowl. Stir just until combined, do not over mix. Add a tablespoon or two of water as needed to keep a wet mixture.
Use a medium cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the meat. Then place a mozzarella ball in the center and wrap the meat around the cheese. Form into 11/2" balls and place on the baking sheet.
Bake uncovered for 17-20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. Turn halfway through, so the bottoms don’t brown.
Optional step: Simmer meatballs in marinara sauce for 10 minutes, add to pasta of your choice.